Monday, March 26, 2007

Confusing Names

Congratulations to Jeff Green who scored 22 points and had 9 rebounds against North Carolina yesterday in leading Georgetown to the Final Four. Amazingly, Jeff Green also finished sixth in NASCAR’s Food City 500 in Bristol, Tennessee. That is a terrific day and much more impressive than Tony Stewart driving in the Indianapolis 500 and a NASCAR race in the same day.

According to The Washington Post’s Steven Goff, Fred will soon be a member of D.C. United. Fred currently plays for Melbourne, but a deal should be finalized soon as Australia signs the international transfer certificate. Technically, his name is Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva, but like many Brazilian soccer players, he goes by a singular name, Fred. During the World Cup, I wrote that Fred has the best name in sports, so the fact that he is coming to D.C. United made me very excited. However, it turns out that the Fred who played for Brazil in the World Cup is Frederico Chaves Guedes. This Fred plays for the French club Lyon and will not be joining D.C. United. I declare that there cannot be two Freds. The first Fred can keep his name, but the second Fred must be called Fred II or Right Said Fred.


Anonymous said...

I'd go with Fredericka the Surrenderer since he is French. Speaking of the soccer I was in Tampa over the weekend and I got to see USA - Ecuador. The officiating was good but not Sean level.

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Sean said...

Brian Stern - great to hear from you. Both Freds are actually Brazilian, so we can't go with the French nickname. Other ideas?